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Top 40 BKR Book Recommendations!

Top 40 BKR Book Recommendations!

I have received several requests to create a list of book recommendations organized by grade level. I chose books that either have educational elements, positive messages, or both! If you fall in love with a title, I’m sure you will love the book even more! Click on the link next to the cover and it will take you to the Brown Reads Bookshelf where you can purchase the book. Hopefully, you find something that piques your interest or more importantly, one that your child would find intriguing . Thank you for checking out the titles that I have compiled!

Pre-K to 2nd Grade

  1. Jackie’s Bat by Marybeth Lorbiecki
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2. Fearsome Giant, Fearless Child by Paul Fleischman

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3. Islandborn by Junot Diaz

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4. Mary Had a Little Glam by Tammi Sauer

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5. Sit-In by Andera Davis Pinkney

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6. Sofia Valdez Future Prez by Andrea Beaty

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7. Sonia Sotomayor: A Judge Grows in the Bronx by Jonah Winter

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8. The Word Collector by Peter H. Reynolds

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9. Salam Alaikum by Harris J

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10. A Kiss for Akaraka by Richard Jackson

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3rd to 5th Grade

  1. Everlasting Nora by Marie Miranda Cruz
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2. Across the Lines by Carolyn Reeder


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3. Malala, My Story of Standing Up for Girls Rights by Malala Yousafzai

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4. Pie in the Sky by Remi Lai

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5. Patina by Jason Reynolds

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6. Jada Jones: Rock Star by Kelly Starling Jones

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7. The Escapades of Clint McCool by Jane Kelley

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8. Desmond Cole: The Sleepwalking Snowman by Andres Miedoso

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9. Flor and Miranda Steal the Show by Jennifer Torres

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10. Dara Palmer’s Major Drama by Emma Shevah

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6th to 8th Grade

  1. Caterpillar Summer by Gillian McDunn
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2. Betty Before X by Ilysah Shabazz

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3. Courage by Barbara Binns

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4. How Lamar’s Bad Prank Won a Bubba-Sized Trophy by Crystal Allen

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5. Refugee by Alan Gratz

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6. Bird by Angela Davis

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7. Love Double Dutch by Doreen Spicer-Dannelly

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8. One Half From the East by Nadia Hashimi

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9. The Astounding Broccoli Boy by Frank Cottrell Boyce

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10. The Grand Plan to Fix Everything by Uma Krishnaswami

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9th to 12th Grade

  1. A Girl Like That by Tanaz Bhathena
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2. Copper Sun by Sharon M. Draper

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3. I Am Malala by Malala Yousafzai

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4. Soldier Boy by Keely Hutton

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5. The Red Pencil by Andrea Davis Pinkney

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6. The Sun is Also a Star by Nicola Yoon

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7. Darius the Great is Not Okay by Adib Khorram

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8. Burn My Heart by Beverly Naidoo

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9. When I Was Puerto Rican by Esmerelda Santiago

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10. Golden Boy by Tara Sullivan

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I hope reviewing these wonderful titles gave as much joy as it gave me to create the List! Hopefully, you now have some good suggestions and are interested in reading one of these titles or sharing them with someone else. If you have any questions leave a comment down below and someone on the Brown Kids Read staff will be happy to help you. Happy Reading!

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